Thanks! Unfortunately, when I go into Discussion and change it to 'Comments should be displayed with the newer at the top of each page' it does NOT do anything and my comments remain in their original order.
I made sure I was in the correct Dashboard, etc. and I saved the changed. I even tried checking the box about using 50 comments per page and display the last page.
Could this be related to the fact I am using a child theme?
In a related issue, I can no longer remember where the comments.php file lives or any .php file. I have been through every menu in the dashboard - including the Administrator section and they do not show up. Please advise. Thanks.
PS I found the comments php in my ftp, I still cannot find where in Dashboard I go for that stuff.
Anyway, most WP help says
<?php foreach ($comments as $comment) : ?>
<?php foreach (array_reverse($comments) as $comment) : ?>"
But the comments.php does not contain any code remotely like this.
It does contain the following note
* The area of the page that contains both current comments
* and the comment form. The actual display of comments is
* handled by a callback to bouquet_comment() which is
* located in the functions.php file.
but the functions.php file likewise contains nothing like 'foreach ($comments)etc.